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Health Studies the study of contemporary health issues Career Options after
Career Options after
Health Studies
the study of contemporary health issues
www.utsc.utoronto.ca/anthropology
Co-op, Major
What is Health Studies?
Health Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study
that provides students with a comprehensive
understanding of contemporary health issues, the
biological and social determinants of health, health
humanities, and the impact of policy on health and
well-being.
Two streams of study are available:
Population Health (BSc): biological determinants of
health, epidemiology, aging and the life cycle,
social and behavioral determinants of health.
Health Policy (BA): health care systems, public
health policies, epidemiology, government and
civil society responses to issues related to health.
Skills of Health Studies Grads
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Research social, historical, political and
economic processes shape people’s health and
well-being, including how people mobilize to
bring about progressive social change
Research biological, behavioural, and
environmental factors that affect human health
and our susceptibility and resistance to disease
Analyse how cultural factors mediate health
practices, and in turn, shape health outcomes
through tradition, customs, ritual, and concepts
of health, illness, and disease
Draw from humanistic perspectives and artsbased knowledge (including literature, film,
drama, visual and performing arts) to reveal and
inform the lived experience of health and illness
Navigate the Canadian health care system as it
adapts to ongoing challenges presented by
changing societal values and political
arrangements
What makes Health Studies at UTSC unique?
Our critical and interdisciplinary approach, and
interesting service learning and co-op
opportunities!
Last update: March 2016
Entry-Level Jobs for Bachelor Grads
 Team Assistant in Community Care Centres
 Junior Health Policy Analyst
 Project Assistant in Health Promotion Services
 Customer Service Agent in Biomedical Products
 Coordinator in Health Services
 Clinical Research Assistant in Pharmaceuticals
 Activationist in Long-Term Care Homes
 Administrative Associate in Medical Centres
The Career Directory: www.canadastop100.com/tcd
Graduate & Professional Studies
Popular further education opportunities include:
 Public Health – Master of Public Health (MPH)
 Health Science – Master (MSc, MHSc)
 Epidemiology – Master (MSc, MHSc, MPH)
 Gerontology – Master or Graduate Certificate
 Health/Public Policy & Administration – Master
 Community Health or Development – Master
 Community Education – Master (MEd)
 Medicine or Nursing – MD or BScN
 Rehabilitation Sciences (MSc, MScOT, MScPT)
 Regulatory Affairs – Post-Graduate Certificate
 Fitness – Post-Graduate Certificate
Use LinkedIn!
Health Studies Grads
from UTSC have
gone on to:
UTSC graduates from
Health Studies are
 CAMH (Research)
working in education,
university & hospital  MSF (Program Unit
Coordinator)
research, community
& social services.
 Ministry, Health &
LT Care (Lead Attend our LinkedIn
(Implementation)
workshop to learn
about the Find Alumni  Roche (Study Data
Manager)
tool for networking!
www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc
Examples of Fields that ‘Fit’ the Skills of Health Studies Grads
Education (Post-Secondary & School Boards)
Hospitals, Health & Community Centres
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Insurance Companies & Law Firms
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Health & Safety Inspection Agencies
Pharmaceutical & Biotech Developers
Non-Government Health Advocacy Groups
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Government (Federal, Provincial, Regional, Municipal)
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Public Health Authorities & Health Access Centres
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Your 4-Year Career Exploration Action Plan
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The databases below provide details about job
prospects, nature of work, educational
requirements, working conditions, pay and
related career paths:
Career Cruising: Log into cln.utoronto.ca, click
on Resources, and click on Career Cruising to
be logged in automatically.
O*Net: online.onetcenter.org (U.S. site).
Attend our workshop Discover Your Skills and
Career Options, meet with a Career Counsellor,
and use our resources to get to know your skills,
values, personality and interests:
www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc/get-know-yourself
Use the advice on our tip sheets for gathering
information:
www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc/tipsheets
 Information Interviews
 Working On-Campus
 Internships
 Volunteering
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Do Your Research
Build Your Network
Explore Career Options &
Get Experience
Gain exposure to your options in the world of
work and make connections while you’re a
student via campus events and programs listed
on cln.utoronto.ca and ccr.utoronto.ca:
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Extern Job Shadowing
In the Field
Explore It! (course-based)
Partners in Leadership (4th year students)
iLead, uLead, weLead (Dept of Student Life)
Employer Information Sessions
Career & Volunteer Fairs
Departmental Student Association Events
Apply for Work Study jobs in CLN in Fall and
Spring! You might also find work via
www.scsu.ca/jobs.
Find networking opportunities, internship
programs and entry-level jobs via websites like
www.talentegg.ca and www.charityvillage.ca.
As an upper year student (14+ credits), attend
UTSC’s Get Hired Conference and participate in
Jobs for Grads.
As a graduate, explore internships and other
trainee programs like www.careeredge.ca
Explore Professional Associations and get involved: volunteer for their events and conferences, and get
to know people in your industry of interest. These are your future mentors, supervisors and colleagues!
Anthropology and Health Studies Association – ahautsc.com
Canadian Public Health Association – www.cpha.ca
American Public Health Association – www.apha.org
Canadian Institute of Health Research – www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca
Canadian Institute for Health Information – secure.cihi.ca
Public Health Agency of Canada – www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
World Health Organization – www.who.int
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences – www.ideas-idees.ca
Regulated Health Professions in Canada – www.regulatedhealthprofessions.on.ca
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